BS 7000-6:2005 - Design management systems. Managing inclusive design. Guide – BSI British Standards

BS 7000-6:2005

Design management systems. Managing inclusive design. Guide

Status : Current, Under review   Published : February 2005



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BS 7000-6:2005 Design management systems. Managing inclusive design. Guide

BS 7000-6 provides the guidelines for adoption of inclusive approach to  to design of products.

BS 7000 Part 6 is the British Standard that is a part of the BS 7000 series on Design Management Systems and this part provides guidance on managing inclusive design at both organization and project levels, though the inclusive approach ultimately encompasses the whole of business and management. Inclusive design is comprehensive, integrated design which encompasses all aspects of a product used by consumers of diverse age and capability in a wide range of contexts.

BS 7000-6 is relevant to all types of products and services, and to the business processes involved in their creation, fabrication, delivery and sustenance in the market, throughout the product’s lifecycle from conception to final disposal, including management of obsolescence. It applies to all levels of staff and management in all types of organizations operating in the manufacturing, process, service and construction industries, as well as in public and not-for-profit sectors.

This standard provides a strategic framework and associated processes by which business executives and design practitioners can understand and respond to the needs of diverse users without stigma or limitations, and is aimed at:

  • Top executives of all organizations offering products and services. It helps them to lead the introduction of an inclusive approach and evolve an appropriate corporate culture that nurtures inclusive success.
  • Middle executives who set up and administer product and service development projects. It helps them formulate better-focused and more enlightened briefs. It also assists in motivating project teams as well as the evaluation of solutions generated.
  • Junior executives and specialists who are assigned to project teams that create and develop products and services. It helps them adopt more appropriate perspectives and approaches to inclusive design.
  • Executives responsible for procuring outsourced product design services and supplies, and for adhering to agreed specifications. It helps them to sustain the inclusive approach throughout the supply chain.

History and standards related to BS 7000

Users are also advised to consider the desirability of applying the guidance provided by the BS 7000 series of British Standards to fill in the detail relating to managing design when adopting the BS EN  ISO 9000, BS ISO/IECTR 10000, BS EN ISO14001 and ISO 19000 series, as well as BS 6079, BS 8300 and BS 8800.

BS 7000 Series. Design Management Systems

See the other standards available in the BS 7000 series.

Standard NumberBS 7000-6:2005
TitleDesign management systems. Managing inclusive design. Guide
StatusCurrent, Under review
Publication Date04 February 2005
Confirm Date01 June 2016
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS ISO 10007:2003, PD ISO/IEC Guide 71:2001, BS EN ISO 9999:2002, BS 4778-3.2:1991, BS 3811:1993, BS 7000-2:1997, BS 7000-10, BS 6079, BS 7000-1, BS EN ISO 9000:2000
Informative References(Provided for Information)BS 8800:2004, Building (Amendment) Regulations 2004, BS 8300:2001, BS EN ISO 19011:2002, Disability Discrimination Act 1995, BS 5760-14:1993, BS EN ISO 9241-11:1998, BS EN ISO 14001:1996, BS EN ISO 9999:2002, BS 7000-3:1994, BS EN ISO 8402:1995, BS ISO/IEC TR 10000-1:1995
Amended ByAMD 15638
AMD 15949
Corrigendum, November 2005
DescriptorsConsumers, Systems analysis, Consumer-supplier relations, Instructions for use, Management, Design, Quality
ISBN0 580 44902 5
File Size654 KB

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